Every Christmas and Easter my dad took line-up shots. You may remember these. For us it usually went like this...we would all get dressed for church and just as my mom had us all ready to go my dad would stop everything to take some photos. Now, as you can imagine, this was not the days of quick digital cameras. First daddy would load and wind the film into the camera. Then he would rummage through the drawer in the desk where he kept the flashbulbs. Yes, actual glass bulbs that screwed into the flash that snapped onto the camera in some way. Then the picture taking would start. Of course there had to be several poses and oftentimes the flashbulb wouldn't go off so there were retakes. All the while my mom is whispering (louder with each retake) that we were going to be late for church. And those knitted, tied-under-the chin hats were getting hot and itchy! There was no way to see the photos as you took them or delete the bad ones so when the pictures came back they often looked like this one...one of us has our eyes closed, someone's looking in the wrong direction or we all have that "flashbulb in the eyes" dazed looked. The line-up shots seemed like such an ordeal at the time...but how I enjoy looking at them now. Merry Christmas to Jan and Nancy and Lambie. How I wish we were together for another line-up shot this year!
I was such a lucky girl to win this fabulous altered salt box ornament from Tia at Domestic Underground. It's gorgeous...so sparkly and glitterfied! I found the perfect spot for it under my little feather tree. Tia did such an amazing job on this...it's filled with a vintage Santa on one side and a snowman on the other. Each time I go by it I have to switch it! Thank you Tia...I just love it!
Here's my vintage Santa skinny. I love this 3" x 5" size...it's a little more room to work on than an atc. I can't believe how fast December is flying by. I stopped in at Joann Fabrics after work today and they had put out all the Valentine merchandise!
It's been another fun swap at A Swap for All Seasons. Now that I know Deb's received her card I can post it for you. It took me awhile to decide what I was going to do with Albert...as I came to think of him...but in the end this is how her turned out. With such an earnest face I just knew he had to "believe." And here's a look and what Deb sent me. Along with my altered cabinet card there was a box full of vintage treats...sweet hankies and buttons, lovely vintage cards, a cookie cutter and even some Christmas chocolate! Thanks Deb...I love it!
The challenge today at Louise's Tag Tuesday is to use the colors purple, green and silver. I happen to be wrapping a Christmas gift today for someone (who shall remain nameless!) whose favorite color is purple...so this will be perfect for her package! I've always loved images of Santas in purple robes. This lovely Santa was shared by Suzee Que and you can see the original here. Be sure to stop by Kard Krazy to see all the lovely tags!